ERIC Number: ED068086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Differential Effects of Selected Programs on the Performance, Degree of Satisfaction and Retention of Community College Women Students. Final Report.
Gillie, Angelo C.
This study, by examining how female post-secondary students view themselves within their college environment, attempts to determine how education can become more relevant for these women. Random samples of freshmen women students from four community colleges were selected according to the type of program in which they were enrolled--human service, business-commercial, or baccalaureate. These groups were examined in terms of four components of their self-concepts: social, occupational, academic and personel. The primary orientation for each respondent was determined, based on interviews at the beginning and end of the freshman year. Data was gathered concerning self-concept, degree of achievement and satisfaction at the end of the freshman year, realism of attitudes, college attended, and father's occupation. Recommendations were: (1) during the summer after high school graduation, female students should be provided with an intensive guidance-counseling service; (2) the study should be continued to detect effects of different schools and curriculum in terms of student profiles; (3) a study should be conducted regarding the effects of prospective marriage on the orientation of freshmen women toward their future; (4) a follow-up study of community college female students should be conducted; and (5) a comparative study of women entering the work force directly after high school graduation and those who first complete a community college program should be initiated. (Author/RN)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.